With sharp, witty reviews of the best spots in town to slake your thirst, Drinking Vancouver: 100+ Great Bars in the City and Beyond is the pocket-sized booze bible for locals and visitors craving a night out on the town. Divided into 11 neighbourhoods, each one with a handy map, visit many of the new, revamped and unique establishments from the heritage bars of Gastown to the slick joints of Yaletown to the gritty pubs of the Downtown Eastside. The book includes a bar index for easy referral, 'On-the-Road' sections covering the Lower Mainland, Victoria, and the Okanagan. 'Top Three' lists covering best bars for drink, food and ambiance, and an appendix of B.C.'s award-winning and regional beer-makers. With Vancouver's long-overdue bar renaissance upon us, travel writer John Lee has compiled the first hands-on guide that toasts the city's newly-hot bar scene. Please visit for www.drinkingvancouver.com updates on new establishments and John's drinking stories.
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There's no breathless PR bumpf in these pages: just great advice about wheere to get a drink to match your mood. —TheseBoots.Travel
A great resource that leaves no tap untried, from what's in the glass to the kind of crowd and ambiance you'll find. —North Shore News
Divided into 11 neighbourhoods and published with an accompanying map, the guidebook boasts to-the-point appraisals of establishments, touching on their food, ambience and, naturally, any signature drink(s). —The Province
[Vancouver's] motto is Living First —and Drinking Vancouver will help you live it up! —VIA Destinations Magazine